Grow Better Together

Register now for 2024 Coaching Groups



Ministry Boost Coaching groups exist for leaders of Children's Ministry, Student Ministry, and NextGen/Family Ministry leaders coming together to:

  • Share ideas
  • Exchange resources
  • Provide and receive accountability
  • Learn from one another

All of it happens in the context of the community that is formed among the group. In fact, most people who have participated in a coaching group would say that relationships are the thing they valued the most.

Children's Ministry Coaching
Youth Ministry Coaching


Coaching Groups will meet for 5 months

Groups run from February through June

Calls will take place on Zoom twice/month for 1 hour

The size of groups will vary with a max of 15 leaders


Coaching calls will take place on Zoom twice a month. There are multiple coaching groups, and right now, the call time options include:

  • Mondays at 2PM Eastern
  • Wednesdays at 2PM Eastern
  • Thursdays at 2PM Eastern

More times will be added based on the number of groups that launch.



These new coaching groups are for anyone who serves in:

Children's Ministry
Youth/Student Ministry
NextGen/Family Ministry

If you serve in any of those roles…

Coaching is for YOU.

2024 groups start in February


Month 1

Family Ministry Essentials

Developing as a Family Ministry Leader

Three Basic Elements of Family Ministry

Month 2

Family Ministry Strategy

The 3 Buckets in every Family Ministry

Ministry-Specific Focus (see topics below)

Month 3

Recruit Volunteers Every Week

Volunteer Recruiting Part 1

Volunteer Recruiting Part 2


Month 4

Ministry Development & Expansion

Ministry-Specific Focus (see topics below)

Building a Parent Ministry Strategy

Month 5

Empowering Volunteer Teams

Strategy for Training Volunteers

Volunteer Structure & Leadership

Ministry Specific Topics

Children's Ministry Sessions


Redefining Kids Ministry

Large Group/Small Group Strategy

student Ministry Sessions


Redefining Youth Ministry

Planning and Leading Trips & Events

NextGen / Family pastor Sessions


Your “OFFICIAL” Job Description

Leading Staff

What you get with coaching

Ministry Boost Membership


Coaching will require a membership to Ministry Boost Membership, which gives you access to over 50 courses and resources that we'll use throughout the coaching experience. Plus, you also get: 


  • Group Text Access
  • 1-on-1 Calls with Your Coach
  • Bonus Guest Q&A Interviews
  • An exclusive invite to an in-person gathering…


Every leader who participates in Coaching will be invited to an in-person gathering in Orlando in March. The specific dates are Wed-Thu, March 6-7. It will go from 2PM on Wednesday through Thursday night. 

We'll visit and learn from some local churches

We'll cover the cost of the meals we have together (dinner on Wednesday and lunch/dinner on Thursday), and you'll cover your lodging, travel, and other meals while you're there. You might even opt to stick around for the weekend and attend services at one or more churches.

Mariners Church


Max of 15 Per Group | Private Messaging | Practical Resources

Membership Content | 1-on-1 Calls | Bonus Guest Q&As

1 Hour Calls Bi-Monthly | Idea Sharing | 5 Months Long

Register by Feb 5 for New Groups










Most ministry coaching experiences cost between $1,800-$3,000. This is true for youth/student ministry coaching as well as other roles. In addition, there aren't many coaching groups for children's ministry and family/nextgen ministry leaders.

Ministry Boost coaching is designed to be much more affordable so more leaders can get access to coaching. We believe coaching + content gives leaders the best chance to develop their ministries.

Ministry Boost Membership is required along with Coaching, as we will lean on much of the membership content throughout the coaching experience.


Is Ministry Boost Membership REQUIRED?

Yes, membership is required for Coaching participants. We'll actually use Ministry Boost Membership content throughout the coaching program to help you make strides in your ministry development.

Okay, so what is the total cost then?

Membership is $27/month. Coaching is $120/month if you pay monthly, so that's $147/month for 5 months ($735).

If you pay in full upfront, your total cost would be $450 for Coaching and $135 for 5 months of membership ($585), the equivalent of $117/month.

In either case, we hope you'll continue your membership after Coaching wraps up as you continue to build your ministry.

Can I split the cost up between two budget years?

Yes. If you have unused budget funds left and want to apply that before the fiscal year turns, you can do that and pay the balance out of next year's funds. Just email us at

Can multiple staff from our church participate?

Absolutely. In that case, make sure you get the Entire Staff Membership ($47/month) and register for coaching separately for each staff person. Let us know if you want to be in the same groups or not.

Will I have FOMO if I can't attend the in-person gathering?

Probably, but the in-person gathering is a bonus option and you won't need that experience to benefit from Coaching. If you're from a cold-weather area like Nick, you're definitely going to miss the Orlando weather.

Could there be an additional in-person gathering at the end?

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Kenny Conley

Kenny Conley

Co-Founder & Coach

Kenny, a 20-year veteran of kids and family ministry, and he most recently served as the Children's Pastor at Mariners Church in Irvine, CA. His passion to see the next generation come to know and follow Christ propels him to constantly rethink how the church approaches ministry to kids, students and their families. Kenny loves to network and collaborate with ministry leaders around the world to push ministry to new levels. Kenny writes at and

Nick Blevins

Nick Blevins

Co-Founder & Coach

Nick and his wife Jennifer have been married for over a decade and are blessed with their 2 kids, Isaac & Mackenzie. Nick serves on the leadership team at Community Christian Church and leads the NextGen Ministry staff team. Nick loves to help church leaders work on their ministry (not just in it) and he is a certified Church StratOp facilitator, helping churches walk through the proven strategic planning process of StratOp. He is the author of The Volunteer Playbook and you can find his writing, free resources, and weekly interviews with family ministry leaders at

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